More the people than music in art show

Share Canberra's trusted news:

Steve Roper's "Out of this World Solos."

ARTIST Steve Roper takes an entertaining look at music, music and music in his newest show “Dig that Crazy Beat”, opening tomorrow.

In this show Roper’s work focuses on the emotions shown by musicians, their  variety of expression.

Some musicians, he says, express a lot of emotions to their audience when playing, whereas others look inwards focusing on their playing and are completely self absorbed.

“I am more interested in capturing something about the people than I am in the instrument they are playing, but I have tried to capture the feeling of the instrument at times,” Roper says.

Roper has, for a long time, been interested in cartoons and humorous art, drawing cartoons for student and community papers and recently illustrating a book.

“For the last few years I have been using a variety of methods – including drawing in association with meditation and psychotherapy, during emotionally charged experiences, or drawing while doing something else (that could be watching TV listening to music or working on observation drawing) to explore subconscious drawing,” he says.

The results can be seen in his show.

“Dig that Crazy Beat” by Steve Roper, at Wilbur’s Café Bar, Hackett shops, May 2-27. Opening night, May 2 with guest band Square Peg. All welcome.

 

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep citynews.com.au free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleSmoking in car ban starts today
Next articleWhere budding filmmakers learn the tricks of trade
Helen Musa
“CityNews” arts editor

Leave a Reply